Student Organizations

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Students gain practical experience at Lamar University in many ways, including their involvement in active student organizations. These organizations offer many opportunities for students, including career networking, national and professional contact, exclusive scholarships and internships. Many student organizations also allow students to build their portfolios and resumes through special projects and competitions.


Alpha Chi Delta Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society

Advisors: Dr. Nicki Michalski, Dr. Natalie Tindall

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. LPH has more than 450 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities nationwide. The letters of the honor society represent what Aristotle described in Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics. 

Lambda Pi Eta has six goals:

  1. Recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in Communication Studies
  2. Stimulate interest in the field of Communication 
  3. Promote and encourage professional development among Communication majors 
  4. Provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of Communication
  5. Establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students 
  6. Explore options for graduate education in Communication Studies 

To be eligible for admission, undergraduate students must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed 60 semester credit-hours 
  • Have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 
  • Completed 12 semester credit-hours in Communication Studies 
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 for all Communication Studies courses 
  • Currently be enrolled as a student in good standing, as determined by the institution's policies
  • Rank within the highest 35 percent of one’s class in general scholarship

Fine Arts Film Society

A small organization of seriously motivated film students who conduct themselves with reserved decorum and perceptive attention during DVD screenings and analysis. Membership is strictly by invitation only.

Lamar Advertising Federation

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Qingjiang Yao

The Lamar Advertising Federation is affiliated with the American Advertising Federation, a professional organization with clubs throughout the United States. The club is composed of students from the Department of Communication, graphic design majors from the Department of Art and marketing majors from the School of Business. Throughout the academic year, AdFed students attend a variety of AAF student conferences across the nation. The pinnacle of the year is the National Student Advertising Competition, in which Ad Fed competes with teams from around to the nation to create a fully integrated marketing and advertising campaign for a real world client. Past clients include Coca-Cola, AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo!, StateFarm Insurance, and Mary Kay.

These valuable experiences give members an opportunity to network with advertising and marketing professionals and to make their names known among those agencies that may be hiring interns and new professionals. Many graduates of the Ad Fed have gone on to jobs in agencies, while others have found the club to be invaluable in providing insight and understanding into the many ways in which professional communication is employed in modern society. The club is open to all students and meets Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in COMM 117.

Lamar Filmmakers Association

Advisor: Mr. O'Brien Stanley

The Lamar Filmmakers Association was created in 2000 to serve as a student organization for the growing film production program. The three primary focuses of LFA are 1] networking, 2] enhanced student film production, and 3] Film Festival Activity. Lamar filmmakers network, socialize, and get together with local filmmakers, film and video production professionals from television and video production companies. In these meetings, students often learn about recent trends in industry gear and techniques. Another thing LFA members do is get together, have fun, and produce short produce films! Finally, Lamar filmmakers love to go to (and enter) film festivals. Members have frequently used the club as a springboard to go to the biggest Texas fest of all, South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin. The Lamar Filmmakers Association is for anyone who enjoys watching or making movies! Meetings: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., COMM 103

 Professional Communication Association

Advisor: Dr. Nicki Michalski

The Professional Communication Association is dedicated to providing students with the opportunity to learn about careers in the communication field.  We have fun as a great social club. Professionals from the community are invited to meet with students at meetings and an annual career night. This group does not limit itself to any single aspect of communication but covers everything from journalism to public relations to human resource management and broadcasting. The group is open to students from all majors.

Southeast Texas Association of Black Journalists

Advisor: Dr. Natalie Tindall

The Lamar University Association of Black Journalists is an organization that informs students of the roles Blacks/African Americans play in the media through programs, meetings, conventions, service and interaction with peers. One of the goals of LUABJ is to create opportunities for journalism, broadcasting, public relations and corporate communications students to network with professionals that will aid in their career development. Through empowering, learning and creating, the Lamar University Association of Black Journalists strives to expose students to career opportunities, develop professionalism and plant the seeds of future success in its members.